Monday, September 28, 2009
Johnson Wins at Dover; His Title to Lose
by David Newton
DOVER, Del. -- The Detroit Lions won a football game for the first time since the 2007 season, ending a stretch of 19 straight losses. Cincinnati, Iowa and Kansas are undefeated and ranked among the Top 25 in college football. Tiger Woods lost a golf tournament from the final pairing to a player who wasn't even in the final pairing.
The world of sports is upside down. Ah, but in NASCAR, all is normal. Three-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson dominated Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway for his fourth victory of the season.
And nobody -- if history is an indication -- is going to stop him from winning a record fourth straight title.
"It makes you feel a little sick," Carl Edwards said after limping home to an 11th-place finish. "I didn't realize he won until I saw him doing burnouts."